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Their Elvis-impersonating minister has been murder

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
Til
Death Do Us Party
A
Liv and Di in Dixie Mystery #4
by
Vickie Fee
Genre:
Cozy Mystery
 
Las
Vegas knows how to party, and for once, event planner Liv McKay won’t
be entirely behind the scenes. The Dixie gang is in Sin City to
celebrate Mama and Earl’s rockin’ Elvis-themed wedding. And
between juggling the botched bachelorette party and a problem-plagued
soirée back home, Liv’s ready to double down on some fun. 

 

 

 

Mama
& Earl’s happily-ever-after seems like a sure thing, but all
bets (and nuptials) are off when they get to the Burning Love Wedding
Chapel. Their Elvis-impersonating minister has left the building . .
. permanently. And even worse, Liv’s cousin, Little Junior, is
suspected of his murder.

 

 

With
Mama’s happy ending on the table and Little Junior about to lose it
all, the stakes are higher than ever. Liv and her best friend, Di,
must hit the Strip to find the real killer before he finally plays
his ace…

 

 

High
energy, dead bodies and exposed lies. . . . A must read.”

 

RT
Book Reviews
,
4 Stars, on 
Death
Crashes the Party

 

 

A
wonderful cozy mystery.”

 

Suspense
Magazine 
on It’s
Your Party, Die If You Want To

 

 

Readers
should welcome this look at a very Southern lifestyle, complete with
appended party plans.”

 

Kirkus
Reviews 
on One
Fete in the Grave

 

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Vickie
Fee is a past president of the Malice in Memphis chapter of
Sisters in Crime and current member of the Wisconsin Sisters in
Crime. She has a degree in journalism and spent many years as a
newspaper reporter, covering small Southern towns populated with
colorful characters, much like those in the fictional town of Dixie.
She now lives in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with her husband, John.
She grew up in the South on a steady diet of Nancy Drew and iced tea,
and when she’s not writing, Vickie enjoys reading mysteries and
watching B movies from the 1930s and ‘40s.
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A decorated war veteran wants to die. The prominent psychologist won’t give up on him

Thursday, October 5th, 2017
Stories
Untold
by
Leslie Wolfe
Genre:
Thriller, Suspense
 

A
GRIPPING, SUSPENSEFUL THRILLER

 

 

 

Can
a psychologist, still grieving the loss of her husband, save a
traumatized war veteran who is planning his own death? 
Stories
Untold 
explores
the devastation of loss, the struggle to find meaning in life, and
the enduring power of love that transcends boundaries between past
and future.

 

 

They’re
both strong and fearless, determined, relentless. 

 

He’s a
decorated war veteran and he wants to die. 
She’s a
prominent psychologist and she won’t give up on him.

 

 

When
a suicidal client seeks her help, 
Dr.
Angela Blackwell
 cannot
turn him away, despite the fact that he isn’t seeking the kind of
help she normally provides her clients. The man, who won’t fully
identify himself, wants the distinguished psychologist to stand
witness after his planned death in six months’ time, ensuring his
wife will not be charged as an accessory or be hindered from
collecting the death benefit he carefully provisioned for her. He
calls himself DJ and won’t willingly share anything about his
past.

 

 

As
Dr. Blackwell is struggling to reconstruct her own life after the
loss of her husband, she recognizes his unusual request as a
subconscious cry for help and embarks on a relentless effort to guide
the reluctant stranger in uncovering the trauma that has permanently
altered the course of his existence. Playing a deck of cards stacked
high against her and rushing against time, she has no other option
but to intervene, pushing the ethical boundaries of the doctor-client
relationship and refusing to give up.

 

 

An
astonishing, vibrant story of human strength and frailty, of love
lost and love found, the 
Stories
Untold 
saga
will captivate as few stories ever do, with unexpected twists and
turns, leaving a lasting memory ingrained into the essence of the
reader’s being. 

 

 

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What
Readers Say About 
Leslie
Wolfe 


“Leslie Wolfe has the talent that is comparable to the likes of a
Tom Clancy or a Michael Crichton, or even James Patterson.” –
Dennis Waller 


“Wolfe keeps readers turning the pages…” – Kirkus Reviews 


“Leslie Wolfe knows how to blend advanced technological data with
powerfully written human behavior responses and the result is a novel
that few will want to put down once the story begins.” — Grady
Harp


“Verdict: A phenomenal novel that will keep you on the edge of
your seat. I highly recommend it!” — KWNY Publicity 

Readers
and Critics Talking About 
Leslie
Wolfe
 Novels

“Leslie Wolfe is now very much on my list of MUST READ AUTHORS and
I can’t wait for the next book to be released” 


“Characters you really can bond with and want to read more about.
Too real and plausible not to keep you reading far too long after bed
time!” 


“Now this was a real smoker, really kept it moving, very well
written. Guess I better find out if my wife is talking to me.” 


“Leslie Wolfe just gets better and better.” 


“This story has one of the best plots I’ve read in a long
time.” 


“From the beginning to the last page her novel manages to keep
reader’s attention, delivering intrigue, thrill and suspense.” 


“An impressive amount of suspense throughout.” 


“As soon as I picked it up, I couldn’t put it down! Full of
suspense and keeps you at the edge of your seat. I loved it!” 


“As a long-time fan of Tom Clancy’s early works and Dan Brown’s
techno-thrillers, it makes me proud to see a woman stepping so
confidently into this male-dominated arena. Well done, Leslie.” 

Bestselling
author Leslie Wolfe is passionate about writing fiction, despite
spending a significant number of years climbing the corporate ladder.
Leaving the coveted world of boardrooms for the blissful peace of the
Florida-based “Wolves’ den,” Leslie answers one true
calling: writing.
Leslie’s
novels break the mold of traditional thrillers. Fascinated by
technology and psychology, Leslie brings extensive background and
research in these fields that empower and add texture to a signature,
multi-dimensional, engaging writing style.
Leslie
released the first novel,
Executive,
in October 2011. It was very well received, including inquiries from
Hollywood. Since then, Leslie published numerous novels and enjoyed
growing success and recognition in the marketplace. Among Leslie’s
most notable works,
The Watson Girl
(2017) was recognized for offering a unique insight into the mind of
a serial killer and a rarely seen first person account of his
actions, in a dramatic and intense procedural thriller.
A
complete list of Leslie’s titles is available at
http://wolfenovels.com/titles
Leslie
enjoys engaging with readers every day and would love to hear from
you.
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A family curse… the women of her family, kill the men they love

Monday, February 13th, 2017


      Jan would rather write than eat or sleep, which is handy for authors—not so much for husbands. Her research as a nutritionist inspired an unusual murder weapon for Heir of Deceit. Favorite writing moment: meeting famous moonshiner Popcorn Sutton while during research in Asheville, North Carolina for Heir of Deceit. She has won national contests for her comedic poetry on subjects such as Black Friday and her messy kitchen. Some are included in her humor book My Word, That’s Absurd! along with her prize-winning children’s story, Miss Mousie and Mrs. McGreggor’s Closet.
Jan’s quirky sense of humor could classify her as eccentric, but she prefers the term “crazy.” She is the author of two novels, Heir of Deceit and Impressions of Innocence and a non-fiction humor book, My Word, That’s Absurd! She’s going nuts deciding which of seven book ideas she wants to work on next.
She loves cactus flowers, road runners, horned toads (and people). She enjoys cooking, teaching, and learning. The day she stops learning will be the day she stops breathing. She and her husband are the parents of six children.
Jan wrote for a local newspaper at age 11. She worked for her high school and college journalism departments, and as a case worker, tobacco prevention coordinator, and nutritionist. In addition, she has taught religion classes to high school students for more than 31 years as a volunteer.
Visit her web site at: http://janmar916.wix.com/janmmartin
P.S. If you enjoy her books, she’ll love you forever if you leave a 5-star review on Amazon about them.

Praise for Heir of Deceit: “A plot that is full of questions to keep readers turning pages–secrets, lies and drama. Good Stuff!” –Bethany Miller Cole (writing as Bethany Michaels) Judge at Romance Writers of America

“This is part love story, part genealogical mystery, a little bit about redemption and quite a lot of fun for the reader.” –Jonesy, Amazon Reviewer

“A love story that . . . offers a satisfying mix of intrigue and idealistic love.” –Kirkus
Reviews

“It’s captivating and it really keeps you guessing.” –Lord of the Books Reviews

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On the eve of her wedding, Lacey uncovers a problem too large for love to conquer: a family curse which causes the women to kill the men they love, and puts her fiancé, Evs, in danger. Lacey vows to uncover the secrets of her lineage, even if it requires her ultimate sacrifice–the loss of her marriage to her beloved Evs.

Her search leads to the Smoky Mountain backwoods, where the shotgun is more respected than the law, and family may not be what is expected. HEIR OF DECEIT is set in an area, where, even today, hands of tobacco are used as currency, and moonshine stills explode.

Heir of Deceit is a clean Romantic Mystery suitable for teens and adults.

 

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Snippet:
We traveled back from Cherokee in a silent and reflective mood. Despite the late hour, the trip ended too soon.
Tsali walked me to my motel room door and lingered in the hallway. “Lacey, I have to tell you something before I burst.”
I looked up at him, but found that I could say nothing.
“After our experiences together tonight, I feel so close to you. I’m afraid I am falling horribly, desperately in love with you.”
“Tsali . . .”
“I know. Friends. I promised you.
But this beating drum in my chest won’t stop what it feels. Are you the sacrifice I must give for a strong and proud people?”
“Or is Evs the sacrifice I must give to join a strong and a proud people?” I placed my hand on his arm. He seemed so tall, so powerful at that moment, I needed the touch to balance my unsteady body and my teetering heart.
Tsali lifted my chin upward as he bent toward my lips.
“Please, Tsali, I can’t.” My lips trembled and my stomach leapt in a confusion of joy and pain. “I feel it too, each time I’m around you. Then to have the Spirit of Tsali allow me to see him—to share that with you—maybe it’s a sign. But I can’t. Not until I learn where my own life will go.”
He held his face so very close to mine that I could feel his words. “Lacey, as the original Tsali honored his
wife at the peril of his life, I will honor your wishes, and my promise to you.
However long it takes, I promise you.”
I could feel the warmth of his skin through the space between us like a connecting current. I wondered if he could feel it, too. “I will always treasure this night,” I said, “and what you have told me, even if we never speak of it again.”
 
 
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